Flavor! Napa Valley
Some 50 of the country's top chefs, including Michael Chiarello, Scott Conant, Larry Forgione, Ken Frank, Johnny Iuzzini, Jeffrey Jake, Thomas Keller, Christopher Kostow, Masaharu Morimoto, Cindy Pawlcyn, and Geoffrey Zakarian are leading tastings, seminars, meals, and workshops at the second annual food and wine event.
Flavor! Napa Valley kicks off with Terroir to Table: Farm, Cellar, & Kitchen on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, a series of nine four-hour workshops for eight to 16 guests that include a class and a home-style meal accompanied with wine. Topics include Olive to Oil, a hands-on look at an artisanal olive oil harvest; handmade gnocchi-making with Napa Valley chefs Tyler Rodde and Curtis Di Fede of Oenotri; and Secrets of the White Truffle on using truffles for home cooking with Ken Frank of La Toque.
Another highlight of the festival is a two-day wine tasting, which includes a sampling of area wines from the 1940s to today, including a 1957 Louis Martini Pinot Noir, a 1966 Charles Krug Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, and a 1976 Joseph Phelps Insignia.
Tickets are $85 to $325 and the Legends of Napa Valley Net proceeds will benefit the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus scholarship programs.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.